Decision details

Members' IT Equipment Upgrade

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To purchase a set of Dell 7390 2-in-1 laptops for use by Members and their existing ipads to be recalled.


To purchase of a set of Dell 7390 2-in-1 laptops for use by Members and their existing iPads to be recalled.


Reasons for the decision:

The reasons for this recommendation are summarised here:


Replace existing end of life hardware

Further standardisation of IT equipment

Enable Members to discharge duties more effectively


Alternative options considered:

Alternatives were considered. In summary:


Upgrade to new iPads – not recommended as the purchase costs will be the same, if not greater, but there would be a need to retain Apple operating system expertise in IT support, which would add unnecessary cost to the Council.


Retain the existing iPads - not recommended for the reasons outlined in paragraph 3.3 of the report.


Buy another model of PC/laptop – not recommended as the Council would not benefit from economies of scale in procurement and would make IT support harder.


Go back to paper-based working for Councillors – not recommended as this does not support the Council’s environmental and digital aspirations.


Publication date: 01/07/2019

Date of decision: 01/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

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